Today is a 2-for-1 day, because I couldn’t quite decide between two versions of the pic. Both pics are HDR, both of the San Fransisco skyline (as seen from the Bay), and both have a tilt-shift applied to give it a bit of a 3D quality. What I couldn’t decide between was the contrast level. The top one is a little lower contrast, and I think it doesn’t pop as much as the bottom one.
The one has the curves adjusted slightly so the darks are a bit darker, while maintaining the lights level. To my eye this pops a little more, and helps with the 3D imagery. What do you think? Which one is your preference? I’m curious to know!